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19021 1902 1

Photo Archive No. 222.1.1902

PS 222. 1902. Griffiths No. 1066. Proctor Canon, looking Southeast from a point about three-quarters of a mile Northwest of Proctor.

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SEP19410 SEP 1941 1

Photo Archive No. 222.1.1941.09

A-1872. Photo Sta. No. 222. Retake of Photo No. 1066 taken by Griffiths about 1902. Scene in Box Canyon taken from south side of canyon just west of Enclosure No. 3. Mesquite has increased greatly in numbers as well as size. Burroweed has come in in spots in the canyon bottom where there was none originally. Grass cover on slopes in foreground appears better now than in early days. Canyon bottom as regards erosion seems improved now over what it was in 1902. (5x7) Sept. 1941.

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SEP19510 SEP 1951 1

Photo Archive No. 222.1.1951.09

P.S. 222. B-51-31. Looking up Box Canyon. 35-32-13 3/4". Repeat of Griffith 1066. Bohning, SRER. 25 Sept. 1951.

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FEB19670 FEB 1967 1

Photo Archive No. 222.1.1967.02

CA-1712. 2-15-67. SRER, P.S. 222. Looking up Box Canyon. Repeat of Griffiths' 1066 and B-51-31.

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MAR19840 MAR 1984 1

Photo Archive No. 222.1.1984.03

PS 222. Azimuth 105. March 21, 1984. RFB. Honeywell Pentax 35mm camera. 35mm WA lens. Kodak FX 135 film. f:8-11 1/125 10'. 3:30 P.M. Robert F. Buttery.

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FEB19880 FEB 1988 1

Photo Archive No. 222.1.1988.02

PS 222. Buttery.

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JUN20001 JUN 2000 1

Photo Archive No. 222.1.2000.06

PS 222. June 9, 2000, 10:00 a.m. Facing east. Azimuth 105. Pasture 2N. Plus X, ASA 125 film. 35mm lens focal length. Fencepost present and marked. Grasses on side slopes are tanglehead, slender grama, sideoats; Janusia species present. Mesquite tree at bottom of picture is dead. M. McClaran.

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MAY20031 MAY 2003 1

Photo Archive No. 222.1.2003.05

PS 222. May 29, 2003. Facing east. TMAX, ASA 100 film. 35mm lens focal length. Janusia shrubs in foreground; sideoats, tanglehead, black grama are most common grasses; one Lehmann lovegrass present. M. McClaran.

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222_1_2007_03 MAR 2007 1

Photo Archive No. 222.1.2007.03

PS. 222. 20 April 2007. Facing east, Azimuth 105. Pasture UA Cell. Elevation 1191 m. ISO 100, 35mm focal length, Canon 5D Digital Camera. Witness present, camera above. Shrubby buckwheat, Aloysia (Mexican oregano), common small shrubs. Catclaw acacia left of dead mesquite and behind foreground mesquite. Dead mesquite was alive in 1902 photo. Greater density of mesquite in wash than in 1902, and much greater density on rim above escarpment. Prickly pear present. Lehmann lovegrass, sideoats grama, black grama, slender grama present. Compared to 2000, less grass. M. McClaran photographer, no assistant.

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222_1_2013_03 MAR 2013 1

Photo Archive No. 222.1.2013.03

PS. 222. 20 March 2013. 2:01 pm. Facing east, Azimuth 105. Pasture UA Cell. Elevation 1191 m. ISO 125, 35mm focal length, Canon 5D Mark II Digital Camera. Witness present, camera above. Shrubby buckwheat, Aloysia (Mexican oregano), common small shrubs. Catclaw acacia behind foreground mesquite, and Janusia vine in foreground right.. Greater density of mesquite in wash than in 1902, and much greater density on rim above escarpment. Prickly pear present. Lehmann lovegrass, sideoats grama, black grama, slender grama present. Compared to 2007, more grass, and the dead mesquite has fallen over and on the ground, it was alive in 1902 photo. M. McClaran photographer, K. Hawkes assistant.

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